Narrative coaching

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

From the introduction:
While a narrative frame is relatively new in the fi elds of psychotherapy and
coaching, stories have been an essential constituent of cultures and communities since the dawn of time and are fundamental to the way we make sense and meaning. We use stories to structure our experience as ‘events’ in space and seek to join them together in a sensible causal timeline in keeping with the fact that our brains use space and time as primary coordinates (see
Schank, 1990 ). In many ways, our identity becomes a refl ection of the
embodied schemas we adopt over time and the stories we keep individually
and collectively telling ourselves that reinforce them. As such, they are at
the core of what it means to be human – as refl ected in our biology, ontology,
epistemology and cosmology – and a natural medium for use in coaching.
Narrative coaches are, therefore, keenly interested in what Foucault (1965 )
called people’s ‘theory of events’, particularly as they wrestle with existential
issues and choices in their life and work.
TitelMastery in Coaching : A complete psychological toolkit for advanced coaching
RedaktørerJonathan Passmore
Antal sider32
ForlagKogan Page
Publikationsdato3 sep. 2014
ISBN (Trykt)9780749471798
StatusUdgivet - 3 sep. 2014

Bibliografisk note

CURIS 2014 NEXS 259

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